The use of our website should always be done in accordance with the rights and obligations which are clearly listed on the website and the rights and obligations defined in the disclaimer, sales terms and conditions and the privacy statement. The whole of these texts are our terms and conditions.
These general terms and conditions apply to both us, SPATIE BVBA, as well as for you, the User. Once you use our website you expressly acknowledge and accept that our general terms and conditions apply and that you completely renounce the application of your own general terms and conditions.
We may, in exceptional cases deviate from the general conditions, as far as these deviations are established in writing and accepted by all parties. These deviations shall apply only to replace or supplement the clauses where they relate to and have no effect on the application of other provisions of the general terms and conditions.
Who are we?
The website spatie.be is an initiative of:
Kruikstraat 22, Box 12
Telefoon: +32 3 292 56 79
Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions or comments.
Good operation, safety and accessibility
You can rest assured, we offer an easy-to-use website that is safe for each User. We take all reasonable measures necessary to ensure the proper operation, safety and accessibility of our website.
However, we can give you no absolute guarantees, and you must regard our measures as an obligation of means.
Any use of the website is always at your own risk. This means that we carry no liability for damages resulting from malfunctions, interruptions, defects or harmful elements to the website, regardless of the existence of a strange cause or force majeure.
We have the right to limit access to our website at any time and/or to suspend it in whole or in part, without prior warning. We do this in principle only where the circumstances justify this, but this is not an absolute condition.
The content of the website is largely determined by us and we take great care in this content. This means that we take the necessary measures to ensure that our website is as complete, accurate and up to date as possible, even when the content is provided by third parties. The content on our website can always be amended, supplemented or deleted.
However, we can give no guarantees about the quality of the information on our website. It is possible that the information is not complete, sufficiently accurate and/or useful. We are therefore not liable for (direct and indirect) damage the User suffers as a result of the information on our website.
In case certain content on our website is a violation of applicable law and/or a violation of the rights of third parties and/or simply is unacceptable, we ask you to report this to us as soon as possible so that we can take appropriate measures. So that we can proceed to a partial or entire removal and/or adaptation of the content.
Our website contains content that can be downloaded. Each download of our website is always at your own risk. We are not liable and damage as a result of a loss of data or damage to the computer system is the sole responsibility of the User.
Rates specifically but also other information about products on the website are subject to a reservation of manifest programming and typing errors. The User cannot claim for any such errors on the basis of the agreement with SPATIE.
What we expect from you as a User
The User also bears a certain responsibility when using our website. The User should always refrain from actions which may have a harmful impact on the proper functioning and security of the website. As such our website may not be used to circumvent our business model and/or to collect information from other Users on a large scale.
It is therefore not allowed to use our website for the distribution of content that can cause damage to other Users of the website, such as the spreading of malicious software such as computer viruses, malware, worms, Trojans and cancel bots. The distribution of unsolicited and/or commercial messages via the website, such as chain letters, junk email, spamming is also included in this.
We reserve the right to take all the necessary actions that can produce recovery for us and for our Users, both at the judicial and extrajudicial level. The User is personally and solely responsible if his actions and behaviour can cause effective damage to the website and other Users. In that case he must hold SPATIE harmless from any damage claim that follows.
Links to other websites
The content of our website can contain a link, hyperlink or framed link to external websites or other forms of electronic portals. A link does not automatically mean that there is a link between us and the external website, nor that we (implicitly) agree with the content of these websites.
We keep no check on these external websites and are not responsible for the safe and correct operation of the link and the final destination. As soon as you click on the link, you will leave our website and one can no longer hold us liable for any damage.
It is possible that the external websites do not offer the same guarantees as we do. Therefore, we recommend to read carefully the general terms and conditions and the privacy statement of these websites.
Creativity deserves protection, as well as our website and its content. The protection is provided for by intellectual property rights and belongs to all beneficiary parties, being SPATIE and third parties. Under content, one means the very wide category of photos, video, audio, text, ideas, notes, drawings, articles, etc. All such content is protected by copyright law, software law, database rights, drawings and design law and other applicable (intellectual) property rights. The technical nature of our website itself is protected by copyright, the software right and database law. Each trade name that we use on our websites is also protected by the trade names law or applicable trademark law.
Each User gets a limited right to access, use and display of our web sites and its content. This granted right is non-exclusive, non-transferable and may only be used in a personal, non-commercial context. We ask our Users not to use and/or to make changes to the rights protected business, without the consent of the beneficiary. SPATIE attaches great importance to its intellectual property rights and has taken all possible measures to ensure the protection. Any breach of the existing intellectual property rights will be pursued.
General provisions concerning the general terms and conditions
We retain the freedom to make changes to our website and related services at any time, to expand, limit or stop them. This can be done without prior notification of the User and neither gives rise to any form of compensation.
These general terms and conditions (including the terms and conditions of sale) are exclusively governed by and interpreted in accordance with Belgian law. All disputes relating to or arising from offers of SPATIE, or agreements that are concluded with it shall be submitted to the competent court of the judicial district of Antwerp.
If the operation or validity of one or more of the above provisions of these general terms and conditions will be in jeopardy, this will have no effect on the validity of the remaining provisions of this agreement. In such case we have the right to change the provision concerned with a valid provision of similar effect.